Vegetarian for Life

Virtual Lunch Club – Tuesday 22 June

Posted by Guest on 02/06/21 in VfL News and Events

Join us via Zoom, for V for Life's next virtual lunch club on Tuesday 22 June with a picnic in your garden. (Or an indoor picnic if the weather isn't on our side!)

Check out the recipes below, buy your ingredients, and cook the dishes on the day ready for the Zoom chat at 1pm.

Coronation Chicken Pastries

Quick Walnut Pâté


You'll need to buy or find the following ingredients in your cupboards:

Coronation 'Chicken' Pastries:

  • 280g packet vegan Quorn chicken pieces
  • 1 packet ready-rolled puff pastry (e.g. Jus-Rol)
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 75g dairy-free mayonnaise
  • 1 heaped tsp mango chutney
  • 15g sultanas
  • 1 level tsp curry powder
  • 1 level tsp turmeric
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 small tomato, chopped into small pieces
  • Fresh coriander, chopped

Walnut Pâté:

  • 125g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 125g fresh brown breadcrumbs
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped chives
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tsp walnut oil


  • 1 tbsp vegan red wine


  • 300g ripe mixed tomatoes
  • 100g stale bread
  • Pinch garlic powder
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • A bunch of fresh basil
  • A good lug of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • Good pinch of sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

As always, there is no need to cook all of the recipes. You can choose just one or two, or simply join the lunch club with a cup of tea or what you're having for your lunch that day.

Talk cookery, recipes and more, and meet likeminded people from across the UK. Don't forget to check out the Facebook group here

Open to vegetarians, vegans and meat reducers aged 65 and over.

Email to find out more, or to book your place and get the Zoom link and password. Or call the VfL office on 0161 257 0887.

If technology and Zoom in particular are new to you, visit call 0800 048 7642, or email for help. If you're already tech savvy, all you'll need to do is open the Zoom link in your internet browser and join the meeting. Make sure that your audio and video are switched on. We'll be happy to talk you through all of this on the day or in advance.


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